I’m thinking Lubin’s signature “thing” is booze.
I think I actually prefer Korrigan to the other Lubins I’ve tried because the booze note is less obvious. As with all Lubins I’ve tried, my initial thought is “hmm. something boozy”. But that fades out pretty quickly and we’re onto a more animalic stage of leather/oud.
For a scent featuring leather & oud this is pretty mild and I appreciate that subtlety. Although some of my favorite notes are the “louder” ones, I tend to not like “powerhouse” scents. Maybe that’s why I have as yet to find a love in the Tom Ford range. Same for Bond. A lot of those scents are AS LOUD AS POSSIBLE with assertive notes at all stages. This I say after I’ve just purchased a bottle of Black Orchid Voile de Fleur.
Bitch, you crazy.
Korrigan is, against all odds, an oud skin scent. I find ambrette to be the most dominant note once it hits the drydown stage. The boozy notes start to make an appearance again, lending some sweetness. Unfortunately, I find those notes a bit plasticky and predictable.
Notes: juniper berry, saffron, cognac, lavender, ambrette, whiskey, cedar, oud, leather, vetiver, musk